What's Inside:

    1. Welcome & Instructions

    1. VIDEO TUTORIAL: Simple Documentary Budget Template

    2. QUICKVIEW: Simple Budget Template (PDF)

    3. TEMPLATE: Simple Documentary Budget Template (XLS)

    1. VIDEO TUTORIAL: Detailed Documentary Budget Template - PART 1

    2. VIDEO TUTORIAL: Detailed Documentary Budget Template - PART 2

    3. QUICK VIEW: Detailed Documentary Budget Template Topsheet (PDF)

    4. QUICK VIEW: Detailed Documentary Budget Template - Detail Pages (PDF)

    5. TEMPLATE: Detailed Documentary Budget Template (XLS)

    6. TEMPLATE: Detailed Documentary Budget Template (Live Google Doc) - COPY FIRST - DO NOT WRITE IN THIS ONE

    1. Quick Survey - Thank You!

    2. Budgeting Resources

About this course

  • 12 lessons
  • 2 hours of video content

Documentary Budget Template Pack

Included in this pack are TWO budget templates: a simple one and a detailed one.

1. The DETAILED Budget Template (6 pages) is a professional grade, Excel-based Documentary Budgeting Template with built-in formulas for easy estimating and actualizing. Includes 5 detailed pages of Line Items, with Summary Top Sheet. This template will impress your funders, while helping you stay well-organized!

2. The SIMPLE Budget Template (1 page) is great for small projects such as promo videos and short docs. Built-in line items and formulas help you make a simple, accurate budget in minutes.

In addition to the templates, get 44-minutes of video tutorials explaining step by step how to use these high powered professional templates to create a well organized and funder-ready budget.

  • Budget Template Pack

    Two templates: A simple (1-page) budget template and a detailed (6-page) budget template to cover a range of projects.

  • Video Tutorials

    44-minutes of video tutorials walking you step-by-step through each template.

About Your Instructor

Documentary Producer-Director Jilann Spitzmiller

Jilann Spitzmiller is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has appeared on the BBC, Sundance Channel, Starz/Encore, Aljazeera, PBS, Canal+ and many other channels worldwide.

Spitzmiller is a 3-time recipient of ITVS funding and has twice received Sundance Institute funding. She has been a Sundance Institute fellow and a mentor at NALIP's Producer's Lab, as well as a guest panelist and teacher at many festivals and workshops. Her work has won more than 20 awards and has been shown around the globe.

She is co-founder of DocuMentors and is deeply committed to helping filmmakers world-wide have the most impact that they can by telling their best story possible.

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